National Museum of the Air Force reopens

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force reopened at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.

“We greatly appreciate the ability to reopen the museum and apologize for the inconvenience the closure caused our national and international visitors,” said Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson.

The museum will resume normal operating hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For the status of upcoming events and activities, please check the events calendar on the museum’s website.

“We are excited to continue our vital mission of inspiring our youth and sharing the Air Force story with the world,” Hudson said.

The Air Force Museum Theatre, Museum Store, Valkyrie and Refueling Cafés and interactive simulators, which are operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, also will reopen on Oct. 17. The cafés will open initially with a limited menu and will return to full service as soon as possible, museum officials said.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the service’s national institution for preserving and presenting the Air Force story. Each year, more than one million visitors come to the museum to learn about the mission, history and evolving capabilities of America’s Air Force. For more information:

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